Emergency Response

Some of the world’s best attorneys, insurance providers, and other experts turn to Clark Engineering when they need people with the right training and experience after a catastrophic loss event.

Your scene, our expertise

You don’t know what you don’t know. When you are responsible for a facility, the last thing you want is to wonder what to do as you witness the aftermath of a catastrophic event. When disaster strikes, you need the help of dedicated people who have the right training and are experienced in dealing with the wide variety of conditions that can be present in these scenes.

Experience matters

Clark applies the appropriate experience and training to a scene. The primary emergency response professionals in Clark’s expert team have a strong combination of structural engineering experience, emergency response training, and real-world experience that make them uniquely qualified for assisting on emergency projects.

Our experts are practicing engineers supported by other engineers and technicians with a wide variety of experience to arrive at sound technical opinions. These team members are not only experienced in their area of expertise but also have provided expert legal opinions, depositions, and testimony to inform others and support their opinions. Our emergency response and forensic engineering experience provides a clear understanding of why and how things have failed and the combination of causes that led up to the failure.

Prompt response is crucial

Degradation of evidence may continue with time and exposure to the elements. Shifting debris may affect the initial positioning of items, increasing the importance of early scene documentation. Regular interval and weather-dependent monitoring of site conditions is vitally important to the safety of the post event occupants of the structure and helps protect potential evidence. Clark’s team is available 24/7 and can mobilize quickly to respond to emergencies locally, nationally, and internationally.

Services

The wide variety of services that Clark can perform includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Scene damage documentation
  • Future damage mitigation with temporary shoring/bracing design and other methods
  • Origin and cause investigations
  • Creation and update of hot zone maps to define areas of concern and how to enter them, if allowed along with entry protocol
  • Creation of opinions of most probable cost for repair/replacement
  • Outline pathways to view damaged areas with real-time structural assessment to allow entry, especially where conditions may be dynamically changing
  • Interface with governmental agencies, coordination with emergency operation centers during large damage events and integration with other technical responders
  • Contribution to discussions of construction approaches and techniques
  • Contribution to discussions of construction safety practices, OSHA requirements

Team

Doug Fell, PE

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Doug Fell, PE

Executive Vice President
COO, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Leader, Legal Case Group Leader, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Unique Structures; Sports Structures; Industrial Structures; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation Building Materials and Assembly; Moisture Intrusion; Restoration; Historic Buildings; Emergency Response; Legal/Insurance Cases; Forensic Investigation

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

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Timothy LaBissoniere, PE

Principal, Vice President of Structural Engineering, Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Coordinator, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Unique and Complex Structures; Post Tensioned Concrete; Multi-Story Structures; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Forensic Investigation

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Nathan Hauer, PE

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Nathan Hauer, PE

Structural Engineer, Emergency Response Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Unique and Complex Structures; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation

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James Strehle, EIT

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James Strehle, EIT

Structural Engineer in Training, Emergency Response Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Unique and Complex Structures; Moisture Intrusion; Restoration; Historic Buildings; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation

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Nicholas Rock, EIT

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Nicholas Rock, EIT

Structural Engineer in Training, Emergency Response Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Emergency Response; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation

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Kurt Berglund, PE

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Kurt Berglund, PE

Associate
Senior Restoration Engineer, Restoration Group Leader, Structural Engineer, Legal Case Group Member, Insurance Case Group Member

Expertise:

Structural Engineering; Restoration; Historic Structures; Moisture Intrusion; Building Envelopes; Facades; Construction Practices; Emergency Site Safety; Building Codes; Testing/Inspections/Site Observation; Emergency Response

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